The box jellyfish is one of the most venomous animals on the planet-- not just in Australia, and the deadliest marine animal known to man. These powerfully venomous jellies are characterized by long, transparent tentacle... More » Geography Australia

Central Australia is home to zebra finches. These little birds are distributed across Australia. Their habitat spans almost the entire continent. They do, however, avoid the extreme northern and southern parts of the con... More » Geography Australia

An Australian shepherd and blue heeler mixed dog is called a Texas heeler, according to Dog Breed Info. They can grow somewhere between 17 and 22 inches tall, weigh 25 to 50 pounds and live between 12 to 15 years. More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs
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